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Director

Dr. Simon Maid­ment is a curator and media-based artist with a prac­tice that often involves col­lab­o­ra­tion and writing.

He founded Satel­lite Art Projects in 2008, having in 2006 received Aus­tralia Coun­cil fund­ing to research com­mis­sion­ing mod­els, meet­ing with a range of organ­i­sa­tions across the United Kingdom.

He has unique expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing and man­ag­ing large con­tem­po­rary arts events across mul­ti­ple venues and pub­lic spaces, including as a lead curator of the inaugural NGV Triennial, 2018, as Visual Arts Coor­di­na­tor of Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val (2008, 2009 & 2010), and Project Man­ager of Rapt! 20 Con­tem­po­rary Artists from Japan, and Mak­ing Space: artist run ini­tia­tives in Vic­to­ria.

He was Direc­tor of West Space from 2005 to 2008, over­see­ing sub­stan­tial organ­i­sa­tional growth and devel­op­ment, while pre­sent­ing a local pro­gram and a suite of six inter­na­tional projects.

He has a PhD from the Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with a research project that articulated a model for understanding art and its relationship to social and political change.

Simon Maidment joined the National Gallery of Victoria in June 2013 and is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.